Gi Review – Gr1ps Ara Women’s Gi

UntitledBlack Friday is a gi addicts worst time of year. You promise yourself that you’re not buying any more gi’s and then you see a tempting discount – made worst by the fact that your husband is buying one too reducing the shipping costs! It was this deadly combination and my soft spot for a pretty gi that saw the Gr1ps Ara gi winging its way to me!
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Valor Prime 2.0 Gi Review

Jet-lagged, tired but happy! Awesome bit of technical polish with the fabulous Melissa Haueter followed by some great rolls at the open mat. #sundayfunday #tiredbutfun #bjj #competitor #bluebelt #combatbase #factorybjj #valorfightwear #jits #giggles #bjjm I have spent most of this year telling myself that I didn’t need to buy any more gis and this is one of the reasons why there have been slightly fewer gi reviews on the site this year. However, when packing for my recent trips to the states I realised I had a definite gap for a lightweight white gi. After searching a number of options I opted for Valor Fightwear. Continue reading “Valor Prime 2.0 Gi Review”

Valor Fightwear – Shori 450 Judo Gi

Last minute judo exam swotting in my fab @valor_fightwear gi. Judo gi but bjj everyday 😉As regular readers know that as well as practicing BJJ I also train in Judo. Last year I needed a new competition gi for the British Judo Championships and had a nightmare buying a gi. A mixture of poor stock levels, import costs, gi shrinkage and in some cases poor customer service left me disillusioned with a number of Judo gi companies. So when I heard that Valor Fightwear were starting to produce judo gi’s instantly got in touch to find out about launch dates. I was even more delighted to be asked if I wished to test one out! Continue reading “Valor Fightwear – Shori 450 Judo Gi”

BJJ Gi Review – GR1PS Primero Evo Gi

UntitledThis year I was fortunate enough to be given a place on the Gr1ps Competition Team for the IBJJF European Championships. This meant I received a special patched up version of their Primero Evo gi to wear at the event. I already have a Gr1p’s Amazonia female gi which I have mentioned in my gi buyers guide. I have also bought and reviewed the Gr1p’s Arte Suave Gi last year so I was already a fan of the brand and very excited to receive a competition gi from them! The next obvious step after the competition was to review it for you all. Continue reading “BJJ Gi Review – GR1PS Primero Evo Gi”